Finishing Touches Planned for Highway 42 Project in Sister Bay

The finishing touches on the Highway 42 project in Sister Bay are being attended to. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, street lights will be installed between now and the end of the year, probably in early December. Between January and late-May, crews plan to begin work on the remaining sidewalk, landscaping and asphalt paving items as weather conditions permit with a tentative startup … Continue reading

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Brooks Announces Run for Sturgeon Bay Mayor

The City of Sturgeon Bay has its first announced mayoral candidate. In a news release issued Tuesday, Laurel Brooks said she is running for mayor because she believes she can do a better job. A member of the Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission for nine years, the 64 year old Brooks says a cooperative atmosphere is needed in city government where new ideas can be … Continue reading

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Ground Broken for Northern Door YMCA Expansion

The expansion project at the Door County YMCA’s Northern Door Program Center is set to get underway next month. The Y held a ground-breaking ceremony a little more than a week ago at the facility in Fish Creek. Construction on a new 3,500 square foot lifestyle center addition is part of planning that has been underway for more than three years. The new lifestyle center … Continue reading

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Door & Kewaunee Counties Participating in Deer Donation Program

Deer hunters are being reminded that Door County & Kewaunee County are again participating in the Wisconsin deer donation program. Greg Coulthurst has been involved with the program for more than a dozen years. He says the number of donations have ebbed and flowed over the years… Coulthurst says he’s hopeful that deer donations will pick up this year… Successful hunters wishing to donate their … Continue reading

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J-Turn Complete in Brussels

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that a new J turn, at the intersection of Highway 57 and County C in southern Door County, opens Saturday. Construction began on September 14th. The J turn does not allow left turn through movements from County C. Instead, drivers on County C have to first turn right then make a u-turn about one-third mile down the road … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Budget Process Delayed Until December 8th

A glitch has arisen in connection with a recent town of Jacksonport budget meeting held on Wednesday. Apparently, the town board forgot to take official action approving a $100,000 increase in the tax levy for next year and the next two years after. The board had set up three sessions in order to reach a consensus on the budget expansion proposal. Town residents were able … Continue reading

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Development Proposed for Former Harbor Place Shoppes Site

Two committees of the Sturgeon Bay City Council heard presentations on a proposed development for the former Harbor Place Shoppes site on Sturgeon Bay’s west side Wednesday. The Waterfront Redevelopment Authority was briefed on the project by Chris Laurant and Jeff Gillis during the afternoon. That presentation was followed up by a visit to the city plan commission during the evening. City Community Development Director … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls Club Relies on Donations

Anyone connected with a non-profit organization will tell you that fundraising is a constant requirement. Inge Bacon, President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Door County, says the cost of doing business continues to rise. For instance, just a few years ago the club based in Sturgeon Bay was serving about 200 members with a budget of $500,000. Today, … Continue reading

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Door County 4-H Children’s Christmas Stores

The first of three children’s Christmas stores, sponsored by the Door County 4-H program, will be held Saturday at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Children will have the opportunity to purchase presents for family members from 10:30AM to 2PM. Parents choose a budget and a volunteer elf helps each child with shopping and wrapping. In the process, children learn about giving, budgeting and … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Awarded Grants to Enhance Transportation Options

An agency based in Sturgeon Bay has been awarded grants totaling a little less than $117,000 as part of the more than $3.8 million in state and federal funds provided to enhance and support local transportation options for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation consortium, was awarded $84,913 for mobility management and $32,004 to cover operational costs. The federal and state program, … Continue reading

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